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Here’s why Obama is approving Arctic drilling again

WASHINGTON, APRIL 1 | BY TIMOTHY GARDNER (Reuters) – For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama’s decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell’s return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. On Tuesday, his administration upheld a 2008 Arctic lease sale, […]

Agency affirms revised review of Chukchi Sea petroleum lease

By Dan Joling | AP March 31 at 7:30 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government. The expected decision regarding the lease in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s […]

3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-Ahead

During 2012, the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk ran aground off a small island near Kodiak Island. PHOTOGRAPH BY U.S. COAST GUARD/AP By Wendy Koch, National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2015 Oil drilling in U.S. Arctic waters may return this summer now that Shell has cleared a key government hurdle. Still, an energy bonanza in […]

Alaska oil and gas lease draws criticism

Lease from 2008 tied up in courts because of environmental criticism. By Daniel J. Graeber     |   UPI: April 1, 2015  WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — A decision from the Department of Interior to review energy exploration plans off the coast of Alaska is “unconscionable,” environmental groups said. The federal government affirmed a 2008 […]

Shell Oil Drilling Serious Threat to Russian Polar Bear Reserve: Greenpeace

The oil drilling operation of Shell in the Chukchi Sea can harm the vast population of polar bears and walruses living in the Wrangel Island reserve. The oil drilling operation of Dutch oil giant Shell in the Chukchi Sea, which is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, is a threat to Russia’s Wrangel Island National Park, Greenpeace said […]

U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:40pm EDT U.S. approval moves Shell a step closer to Arctic drilling (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered […]

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast: U.S. Arctic envoy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when. Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the […]

CAN SHELL SAFELY DRILL IN THE ARCTIC?

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 30, 2015 at 10:40 am EST Shell Oil Company, subsidiary of multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS), is conducting drilling tests in Bellingham, Washington, ahead of potential regulatory approval for drilling in the Arctic. According to media reports, government officials in Washington are observing Shell’s oil spill […]

Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit

Article by Carl Surran published 25 March 2015 by SeekingAlpha.com Shell moving rigs to north Alaska ahead of possible drilling permit Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) is moving oil rigs to Alaska in anticipation of the possible resumption of its Arctic drilling program two years after the grounding of a rig led to a huge […]

Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle

Article by Kevin McGwin published 26 March 2015 by The Arctic Journal under the headline: What the Shell is going on? Legal action hopes to make Shell port-less in Seattle On March 22, The Guardian, a British media outlet popular among the left-of-centre, announced that Shell’s approval to resume its Alaska drilling programme this summer […]

Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria

Article by Daniel J. Graeber published 26 March 2015 by UPI Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria, March 26 (UPI) — The Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell said it made further progress in its divestment strategy by selling Niger Delta assets from $1.7 billion. Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria said […]

Here’s Why Shell Drilling Proposition In Arctic Is Facing Opposition

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 23, 2015 at 10:54 am EST According to the Guardian, Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) will most probably get an approval by the US government to drill in the Arctic. An approval last month was given by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BEOM). A formal statement is expected […]

Money Talks

By Seattle Times editorial board published 23 March 2015 under the headline: Terminal 5 Shell lease is not the right arena to debate climate change SOON, two huge oil rigs will be parked at the Port of Seattle, preparing for a summer sailing to the Alaskan Arctic and for exploratory drilling. The Port’s decision in February to […]

Shell Gives Conditions for More Investments in Nigeria

An article by Ejiofor Alike published 24 March 2015 by ThisDayLive.com Shell Gives Conditions for More Investments in Nigeria Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has given conditions for it to invest in Nigeria, saying that though it has divested assets, it is also ready to invest more than it has divested if the operating environment […]

Bay Point: Removal of ‘Shell Pond’ polluted soil set to start in April

From an article by Sam Richards published 23 March 2015 by Contra Costa Times Bay Point: Removal of ‘Shell Pond’ polluted soil set to start in April BAY POINT — More than two years after an aborted attempt to clean up the old “Shell Pond” along Suisun Bay, PG&E will soon begin removing 8,400 tons […]

Shell and Eni Struggle To Control Oil Spills In Nigeria

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Mar 20, 2015 at 9:35 am EST As reported by Bloomberg, Amnesty International has indicated that Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE:E) are finding it difficult to control the oil spills in Nigeria. Amnesty International asserted that both companies have been involved in over 550 oil […]

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